5-a-day the Bash Street way archive
Primary school teachers will find materials, advice and suggestions here to help them give pupils aged 7 to 11 (Key Stage 2 or P7 in Scotland) greater opportunities both to learn about and have access to fruit and vegetable choices. There are also details of how these materials fit with the school curriculum.
The aims of 5-a-day the Bash Street way are to:
- encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables each day
- help them to feel more positive about fruit and vegetables, which can genuinely promote their good health
- help establish the 5-a-day habit for a lifetime
The materials include:
- Fruity Veggy News – a fun activity book providing useful information and recipe ideas for pupils in English and Welsh/Cymraeg
- ideas for a Bash Street Kids assembly (see link below)
- practical suggestions for encouraging children to eat more fruit and vegetables while they are in school (see link below)
- posters of ten Bash Street Kids characters to put up around school
The 5-a-day the Bash Street way materials promote healthy eating through increasing awareness of a varied and balanced diet. This means a diet that contains:
- plenty of starchy foods, such as bread, cereals, potatoes, yam, rice and pasta
- plenty of fruit and vegetables – at least 5 portions a day
- moderate amounts of low-fat dairy products
- moderate amounts of lean meat, fish or meat alternatives
- small amounts of foods high in fat
- small amounts of foods and drinks high in sugar
- small amounts of foods high in salt
This advice applies to adults and children over five years of age and should provide all the nutrients that most healthy people need.
Teachers may make copies of these educational materials only as they appear on the Agency's website and only for use within the school setting or for purely educational purposes. For non-educational uses of the material, crown copyright will apply.
This page is available in Welsh language/Cymraeg in pdf format.
© DC Thomson (the copyright holder of the Bash Street Kids Cartoon Characters) waives its copyright to the Bash Street Kids Cartoon Characters as it appears in the educational materials contained on the Food Standards Agency's website.